Watch enough sports and you’ll probably see something you’ve never seen before.
With that in mind, let us take you to Chicago to watch the season opener on Sunday between Chicago Bears and the San Francisco 49ers. There we see one of the weirdest penalties you’ll ever see.
Just watch and listen.
Yes, that is a penalty for illegal use of towels. You see, this game is being played in muddy conditions. The Bears wanted to try a goal on the field, which wouldn’t be easy under those conditions, so Bears ball-keeper Trenton Gill attempted to wipe the ball with a towel before kick-off.
That is not allowed. That also takes the Bears out of the field’s target range. Combine that with a lackluster performance by the Bears’ entire attack in the first half and things are going as expected for them at the start of the season.